Monday, December 7, 2009

One of My Favorite Holiday Traditions!

About 4 years ago, I was watching a special on the foodnetwork about Christmas Treats, and one of them were these gorgeous chocolate covered pretzels rods with delicious toppings. I went to the site the next day to order some and they were sold out due to the special on the night before...and also were a WHOPPING $20something for like 5 of them. I immediately decided I could make these just as pretty and just as delicious...only for much cheaper....and the Katie/Jen Christmas treatmaking day was born. This year was our fourth installment of this Holiday Tradition and as always we had a wonderful time making up treats and just spending the day together.... Every year we talk about going to a craft show to sell some of our pretty creations, but have yet to actually do it..

Anyway, Saturday morning Katie arrived at noon... we caught up over a lunch at panera and a latte at Starbucks and then it was off to work!

We got together our toppings:

(this year we went with Milk Chocolate pretzels with nuts, butterfinger pieces and sprinkles....
and Dark Chocolate Pretzels with green white chocolate drizzle)

Melted our chocolate:


and got started!:

As usual our creations turned out so pretty!

We packaged them up in pretty cellophane bags and tied them tightly with Christmassy ribbon. I use these as pretty little gifts for co-workers & neighbors...or on the table when I host a holiday dinner...Too cute! Right?

This has become a holiday tradition I absolutely love..and I hope it continues for years and years to come!!


Lindsay said...

I may have to steal this idea! They turned out so cute :)

Andrea said...

I love that idea as a treat for coworkers and neighbors! And it looks so easy too! I might be stealing this one, too. :)

Katie said...

Such a fun day!! :) I see us making millions off of these in the future. ☺